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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Scenario generation quality assessment for two-stage stochastic programs, Didem Sari

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Fully pneumatic semi-active vibration isolator design and analysis, Hans William Schaeffer

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Predicting academic major satisfaction using environmental factors and self-determination theory, Mary Catherine Schenkenfelder

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Shifting sands: a spatial examination of class and environmental change on Lima’s Costa Verde, Brandon Valentine Scheuring

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A crack closure model and its application to vibrothermography nondestructive evaluation, Bryan Schiefelbein

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Developing protocols for analysis of cellular adaptations to peripheral injury in proprioceptive circuits, Garrett Reid Schmidt-McCormack

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The influence of professional development and culture on data-driven decision making participation among senior and non-senior community college leadership., Matthew J. Schmit

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The fine arts in Midwestern community colleges: Six case studies portraying a cross-case analysis of sustainability, Meghan Ruth Schumacker

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Efficacy of soybean seed treatments in Iowa and the effect of cold stress on damping-off caused by Pythium sylvaticum, Mauricio Serrano

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Secure data sharing by restricting user to one-time access, Ahmed Shaik

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The Role of Perceived Control and Redress Propensity on Propensity to Complain, Xiaolong Shao

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Bottom-up approach to fabricate nanostructured thin films from colloidal nanocrystal precursors, Santosh Shaw

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Recognition of symbols in different cultures: Chinese culture vs. non-Chinese culture, Tian Shen

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The effect of egocentric and environmental cues on macro-reference frame selection, Zachary Daniel Siegel

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Analysis of Force, Time, Energy, Psychological demand and Safety of common kicks in Martial Arts, Anupam Singh

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A long time growing up, Kelly Slivka

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Definition and development of a measurement instrument for compellingness in human computer interaction, Alisha J. Smith

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Student perceptions of teacher care: Experiences and voices of recent high school graduates, Jared Rodger Smith

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Hazard identification, diagnostic investigations, and risk communication on the subject of pine needle abortion, Douglas Byron Snider

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Targeted Influence Maximization In Labeled Social Networks with Non-Target Constraints, Naresh Somisetty

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Electrically induced strain and polarization fatigue in lead-free ceramics, Daniel Sommer

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Evaluating Pollinator Responses to Grassland Management Techniques, David Stein

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Quantifying methods to improve statistical power in grassland and passerine bird nesting studies, Matthew Douglas Stephenson

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Active shooter simulations: An agent-based model of civilian response strategy, Alexandria Stewart

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Causes and consequences of immune activation and its effect on metabolic and energetic status in production animals, Sara Kay Stoakes Kvidera

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Psychometric evaluation of the Simulator Sickness Questionnaire as a measure of cybersickness, William B. Stone Iii

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Providing knowledge and support to caregivers of older adults: Investigation of two programs, Lauren Stratton

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Tackling the ‘right’ problem: Investigating cognitive strategies used in understanding design problems, Jaryn Studer

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Metabolic engineering strategies for high-level production of aromatic amino acid pathway derivatives in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Jose Miguel Suastegui Pastrana

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A study of consistency in design selection and the rank ordering of alternatives using a value driven design approach, Tenkasi R. Subramanian

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#NotIowaNice: Guerrilla design tactics and addressing nitrate pollution, Heather V. Sumners-Purdy

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Effects of graphical cues during information processing in a social science context, Jingru Sun

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Trading cookies with a random walk, Yiyi Sun

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Amphibian occupancy and effects of habitat use on pesticide exposure in Iowa agricultural wetlands, Jennifer Elaine Swanson

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Spider walk in a random environment, Tetiana Takhistova

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Fine-Grained Access Control with Attribute Based Cache Coherency for IoT with application to Healthcare, Piranava Tamilselvan

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Linear scheduling and procurement tools to manage geotechnical risk in design-build construction projects, Ricardo M. Tapia

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Impact of nutrition of food animals on quality of animal products, Eric David Testroet

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Examining corridor-level crash rates in consideration of access point density and spacing, Iftin Thompson

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Development of a framework to compare the cost-effectiveness of traffic crash countermeasures, Patricia Anne Thompson

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Smart Autonomous Grain Carts Towards a Solution to Harvesting-on-Demand, Yan Tian

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How to engage European-American participants in racial dialogue: The role of dialogue structure and mixed race groups, Meredith Tittler

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The design and implementation of Candoia: A platform for building and sharing mining software repositories tools as apps, Nitin Mukesh Tiwari

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How does inclusion of weather forecasting impact in-season crop model predictions?, Kaitlin Togliatti

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Metaphoric language in a dictator’s discourse: Rhetorical analysis of three speeches by Augusto Pinochet, Carlos G. Toledo-Parada

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Learning Markov Logic Network Structure by Template Constructing, Yingbei Tong

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The debt prison: The effect of court-ordered monetary sanctions on recidivism, Jennifer Jewel Tostlebe

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Comparison of design/analysis methods for pile reinforced slopes, Yuderka Trinidad Gonzalez

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Nonparametric regression models with and without measurement error in the covariates, for univariate and vector responses: a Bayesian approach, Eduardo Antonio Trujillo-Rivera

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Simple and accurate quantification of odorous volatile organic compounds in air with solid phase microextraction and gas chromatography - mass spectrometry, Madina Tursumbayeva

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Creating a Binary-Free World: H.G. Wells and Disability Studies, Brenda Tyrrell

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Installation guidance for centerline and edgeline rumble strips in narrow pavements, Bijan Vafaei

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Closing the achievement gap through parent education and quantitative linguistic feedback: The use of LENA Start to improve the home linguistic environment and parental knowledge of child development, Craig Van Pay

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Quantitative models for supply chain risk analysis from a firm’s perspective, Arun Vinayak

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Heating up after the Cold War: The effect the Cold War had on military interventions, Johnathan Robert Vonderhaar

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Young children, computer coding, and story creation: An examination of first- and second-grade children’s multimodal stories and literacy practices when engaged with a multimedia coding application, Sam Robert Von Gillern

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Rural revitalization throughout the midwest: Preserving our past to create a sustainable future, Mackenzie Rebekka Waddell

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Evaluation of pig and cattle performance under small scale farmers’ management conditions, Muhammed Walugembe

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Computational modeling of impact and deformation, Feifei Wang

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How packaging characteristics change the perception of product net weight, Zhonglun Wang

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Numerical methods in soil hydrology: TDR waveform analysis and water vapor diode simulation, Zhuangji Wang

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Quantifying the impacts of a winter cereal rye cover crop and no-till on soil moisture, soil temperature, and nitrate loss via subsurface drainage, Emily Rose Waring

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Methods for improving diagnostic techniques used for the identification and isolation of Brachyspira species from swine, Hallie Warneke

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Utilization of polyanhydride nanoparticle encapsulated fungicide seed treatments against seedborne and soilborne Fusarium graminearum on maize, Lauren Alicia Washington

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Monitoring of antibiotics and Atrazine in tile drained Landscapes., Maurice Taylor Washington

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Rainbow paths and trees in properly-colored graphs, Isaac Clarence Wass

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Curbside recycling as a public service: Evidence from Tipton, Iowa, Miranda Lyn Wehde

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A novel ex vivo model of equine corneal wound healing, Rita Fay Wehrman

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The impact of xylanase and body weight, and their interaction, on the utilization of dietary components in swine, Sarah A. Weiland

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Low-cost methods of on-demand fluid flow, nematode egg separation and counting, Matthew Philip Weinstein

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Production, perceptions and limitations of organic small grains in Iowa, David Weisberger

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“Where the west began: Environment, transportation, and capitalism in Marion County, Indiana, 1820-1860”, Kelly Stephen Wenig

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Platyhelminth drug targets: Identification, annotation, and validation, Nicolas James Wheeler

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Exploring the relationship between beginning science teachers’ practices, institutional constraints, and adult development, Jesse Wilcox

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Methods to enhance embryo quality and recovery rates in superovulated beef cows, Caitlin Elizabeth Wiley

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Methods for extracting data from the Internet, Joel Willers

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Evaluation of a SoC for Real-time 3D SLAM, Benjamin Williams

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Late Pleistocene extinction of the flat-headed peccary on the Ozark Plateau: Paleozoological insights from Peccary Cave, Arkansas, Kurt M. Wilson

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Hydrogeological and Geochemical Investigation of Recharge (Leakage) through Till Aquitards to Buried-Valley Aquifers in Central and Northeastern Minnesota, Alyssa Witt

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Fats, oils, and oleogels: Their significance in and impacts on comminuted meat products, Taylor Wolfer

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Developing specialty corn for niche markets in the public sector: A story of tradition and innovation, Hannah Worral

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Magically modified Grimm’s: Storytelling in the agricultural classroom, Adam Blake Wright

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Towards predicting dry cable galloping using detached eddy simulation, Xingeng Wu

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The effects of website quality on customer satisfaction, use intention, and purchase intention: A comparison among three types of booking channels, Xiaowei Xu

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Adolescent frugality and perseverance as functional extensions of personality, Zhengzheng Xu

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A situation-centric, knowledge-driven requirements elicitation approach, Jingwei Yang

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Factors influencing Kosher food purchase intention: An investigation on non-Jewish customers, Qian Yang

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Efficient Parallel All-Pairs Computation Framework: using Computation - Communication Overlap, Venkata Kasi Viswanath Yeleswarapu

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The self-distracting mind in the digital age: Investigating the influence of a brief mindfulness intervention on mind wandering, Caglar Yildirim

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Adaptive Detached Eddy Simulation and Passive Scalar Transport Modeling for Hybrid RANS/LES, Zifei Yin

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Intergenerational relationships of Korean older adults and implications for their health and well-being: Co-residence and grandchild care, Jaeeon Yoo

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Efficient cloud computing system operation strategies, Min Sang Yoon

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Development of a multifunctional photovoltaic integrated insulated concrete sandwich panel, Mostafa Yossef

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Multi-level voxel representation for GPU-accelerated solid modeling, Gavin Young

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Mixed methods assessment of project-based learning in a senior-level highway design course, Steven Kurtis Younkin

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Demand forecasting and decision making under uncertainty for long-term production planning in aviation industry, Minxiang Zhang

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Clubs’ environmentally responsible behavior: The perspectives of club managers in North America, Xingyi Zhang

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Exploring the production of high-value compounds in plant Catharanthus roseus hairy roots and yeast Yarrowia lipolytica, Le Zhao

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Novel biomarker assays based on photothermal effects and nanophotonics, Yunfei Zhao

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How anti-corruption policy of mainland China affects Macau gaming industry, Fanli Zhou